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Due to tall trees to the south of our new house, my only choice

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Due to tall trees to the south of our new house, my only choice for locating a satellite dish is at the end of our garden, either on a tree, or pole, 2m up, overlooking neighbours property- can they object or have the dish removed?
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Will the dish hang over their property or will it just be visible?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

it will not overhang, it will be inside my boundary, and will only really be visible from their garden, not directly from their house

If the trees are evergreen, you can actually make them cut them
down to 2 m under the nuisance tree legislation. Let me know if they are
evergreen and I will expand.

This will probablyneed planning permission if the neighbour objects if it
is over 2 m high. There is no reason why it should need to be over 2 m provided
the dish can see the satellite.

What you could do is put it as high as you liked and if the
neighbour objects or the planning authorities come around, lower the dish to 2

It is usually over 2 m purely to get it out of harm's way.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

ok, so 2m or under, no planning normally required- I will keep it to 2m if at all possible

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